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Still frame taken from video of SCP-XXXX retrieval, showing the moment ████ █. ██████, one of the archaeologists overseeing the dig, attempted to lift the item.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a Class 2 storage room, advised dimensions 4m x 4m x 3m. The artefact should be stored completely submerged in a barium sulphate emulsion (With a density of at least 1mol/l) within a sealed ceramic1 casket which is suspended or supported a minimum of 1 metre above the ground. The casket should be double lined with at least 1cm gap between the walls, also to be filled with barium sulphate to prevent areas of increased risk where the item makes contact with the casket walls.

Access to the room is on application to Senior Staff only and must be made at least one month in advance and accompanied with completed A12.B2 and R193 paperwork.

Transfer of SCP-XXXX is only to be performed in the event of the site becoming compromised or unviable, or request at O5 level only. If one of these conditions is met then the casket is to be removed from storage using robotic means only and transported to its new site under guard of at least 4 security team members, each carrying an S58.019A kit at all times in case of accidental contact. No firearms or explosives are to be used at or near the artefact or its storage equipment at any time due to risk of escaped shards or powder.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a black rock of uneven shape with a rough pitted surface. The surface irregularities make accurate measurements difficult, but it can be contained in a box of minimum dimension 32cm x 24cm x 39cm. Remote laser spectroscopy has confirmed the composition of the rock as meteoric in nature, with an iron/nickel ratio of approximately 93:7 and trace deposits of calcium and cobalt. The calcium levels are unusual in an achondrite meteorite, and do not manifest themselves in visible deposits. Although relatively hard (6-6.5 Mohs) the meteorite can be scratched and so care must be taken to avoid pieces breaking off.

The anomalous nature of this item occurs when it comes within close contact with osseous connective tissue, the mineralised material making up the majority of bone organs in most vertebrates. Within a short distance the meteorite exhibits a strong effect similar to a magnetic force, drawing the osseous tissue4 towards it. The force increases exponentially as the distance from the surface of the meteorite decreases.

Test Log
The strength of the attraction was tested by using the head of a femur of a specimen of domestic cattle, Bos primigenius, attached via a steel rod to a device capable of measuring force. The bone was then moved towards the meteorite remotely.

Distance between bone
and Metorite surfaces
Force in Newtons Comments

SCP-XXXX Test Logs:

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